Flowers in the Attic
Flowers in the Attic is a 1979 Gothic novel by V. C. Andrews. It is the first book in the Dollanganger Series. The novel is written in the first-person, from the point of view of Cathy dollanganger. It was twice adapted into films in 1987 and 2014.
About Flowers in the Attic in brief
Flowers in the Attic is a 1979 Gothic novel by V. C. Andrews. It is the first book in the Dollanganger Series, and was followed by Petals on the Wind, If There Be Thorns, Seeds of Yesterday, Garden of Shadows and Christopher’s Diary. The novel is written in the first-person, from the point of view of Cathy dollanganger. It was twice adapted into films in 1987 and 2014. The book was extremely popular, selling over forty million copies world-wide. The children are told they must remain hidden from their grandfather, Malcolm, and can never leave this room. The older children, Cathy and Chris, attempt to make the best of the situation for their younger siblings, twins Carrie and Cory, by turning the attic into an imaginary garden. Corinne confesses that the children’s dead father was her father’s half-brother, and this incest is the cause of her and her parents’ estrangement.
The three remaining children finally flee to Florida, catching a train to Florida on her first inheritance from her first marriage, having no first marriage on her list of descendants to marry. The next day, the children tell their mother and Bart that Cory died from pneumonia, allegedly from a mouse infestation, and they move out of the house. They are dismayed when they see she has been savagely whipped and they see their mother with Bart Winslow, their father’s attorney. The twins’ physical growth is stunted from a lack of adequate nutrition, sunlight and fresh air, but they develop a physical attraction toward each other.